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Comment: Re:This is a much bigger problem than you might th (Score 1) 128

by Aqualung812 (#48941803) Attached to: FCC Prohibits Blocking of Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots

As I said, very easy to circumvent

If your point is to stop employees from plugging in an access point they bought at Best Buy, this is quite effective.

If your point is actual security against a criminal, 802.1x with certificates is the only way to go.

Point is, at least stopping 1/2 of the problems is better than stopping none of them. Right or wrong, 802.1x security is seen as too complicated for most IT departments.

Comment: Re:and when the next one has a bomb? (Score 4, Informative) 235

by Aqualung812 (#48915575) Attached to: White House Drone Incident Exposes Key Security Gap

The scenario you have painted here is a farce.

While I don't support regulation of drones outside of keeping them away from normal airplane traffic and outside private property, this is hardly a farce.

This is a 4-lb payload drone that doesn't look more than 1 meter wide. There is even a video showing it dropping a small watermelon from 250ft.

A M18 Claymore is 3.5 lbs, so this drone could carry one without issue.

Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 1) 579

Until Google figures out a way to get around carriers on this...

Apple did this a long time ago. There is nothing to figure out.

All Google needs to do is require those that are going to sell hardware running their OS to allow Google to push the updates. Done.

Comment: Re:Air-gap. (Score 1) 177

by Aqualung812 (#48818779) Attached to: The Importance of Deleting Old Stuff

Just make sure that anything past your legal retention limit is only retained offline.

Do you think that because it is no longer required for you to keep certain documents, that it will prevent a subpoena from demanding them if they exist?

So, every time there is a lawsuit, you have to re-plug all of those air gaps archives to search for whatever documents the opposition deems relevant. There went February's IT productivity.

NO. As soon as you don't need it, delete it automatically. Make it a written policy. After X years, everything is deleted unless it is placed in a certain archive manually. That archive will be small and certain to only be used to your company's advantage.

Comment: Re:Work from home FTW (Score 1) 420

by Aqualung812 (#48706611) Attached to: The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

Yes, I am the CCNA whisperer, and I appreciate the hard work that you do and want to buy you a drink the next time you're in town.

Damn, you're good.

Seriously, I went from "mildly annoyed that your viewpoint was different from mine", to "This cat is alright, one of the good ones" in your one comment.

And yes, I know part of it is because your comment has some ego stroking for network people, but I don't care. I'll take it. :)

I do appreciate you people. I really want to help, but when the morals just keep saying "It don't work", I'm really at a loss on how to help them understand their own app!

Comment: Work from home FTW (Score 1) 420

by Aqualung812 (#48704273) Attached to: The Open Office Is Destroying the Workplace

For me, working in an office is about maximizing Communication.

I work for a global company, and collaborate with people around the planet. We're not going to be in one office, therefore an office is pointless.

Plus, your workspace is very much a showcase of your work, personality, and work habits, and I find it way easier to display it on the open planform "science fair" office than in the empty nest "cube farm" booth format.

My results are the showcase of my work. I'm paid for results, not a display of how neat my workspace is. I'm a network engineer, so maybe you're an interior designer and it makes sense.

If you really need privacy, grab a break-out room, or work from home that day. But for the most part, I find that work sucks more when there's not enough communication,

I work from home full-time. If it were practical to meet in an office, I'd do it 1-2 days a week max just for building relationships with coworkers. Still, a majority of my time is actually getting shit done.
As for communication, we have phones, IM chat, and online meetings. There is no shortage of ways to communicate requirements and goals. The only thing that suffers is the ability to grow relationships with people around the coffee maker, and again, that isn't going to happen when we live on opposite sides of this rock.

Comment: Re:What about long-term data integrity? (Score 1) 438

by Aqualung812 (#48467103) Attached to: How Intel and Micron May Finally Kill the Hard Disk Drive

I think the point is that the parent has obviously dealt with IT people that think RAID = backup. I have as well. It is painful.

Also, saying "RAID protects against *some* data loss scenarios" isn't accurate. It protects against one, and only one, data loss scenario: drive failure.

ALL other data loss scenarios are immune to RAID.

One =! some.

Comment: Re:Obama (Score 2) 706

by Aqualung812 (#48352679) Attached to: President Obama Backs Regulation of Broadband As a Utility

The one piece of regulation that did actually manage to spur consumer-friendly innovation in telecom in recent memory was the 1996 Telecom Act, which actually reduced regulation in many areas (the "carrot" for telcos) while simultaneously increasing competition in others (the "stick"), such as forcing the Baby Bells to allow competitive access to their DSLAMs to provide DSL service, etc.

Great example! Now tell me why I can't get cable internet from anyone except Comcast?

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